Jake Paul confirmed his battling qualities to win a break up choice after being dragged to the ultimate bell by Tyron Woodley on Sunday evening in Cleveland.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer confronted actual adversity for the primary time since changing into a boxer, taking a stable proper hand which rocked him in opposition to the ropes, however the referee didn’t rating a knock-down in opposition to him.
His controversial crossover into boxing stays undefeated in a fourth battle regardless of not discovering a knockout for the primary time.
Paul had not beforehand been to the tip of the second spherical in any of his earlier fights however it was rapidly evident that Woodley, a former UFC champion albeit making his boxing debut, wouldn’t go down as rapidly.
Paul was pressured to show extra of his expertise over an extended interval for the primary time, and he did land a counter left hook then an uppercut in a powerful third spherical.
Paul’s solely main concern got here within the fourth when a proper hand clubbed in opposition to the facet of his head and staggered him, and it appeared he was solely stored on his ft by the center rope.
The referee, nevertheless, didn’t deem it a knock-down for Woodley.
Woodley went on the hunt for a stoppage however Paul bravely got here by means of – it was the primary spherical of his brief profession that had clearly gone in opposition to the YouTuber.
A tiring Paul got here again within the sixth by means of sheer work-rate though his accuracy was not there.
He additionally struck Woodley with a proper hand within the seventh, by which period each boxers had been deeply fatigued.
The judges scored the battle 77-75, 75-77, 78-74 to the social media sensation who was combating in his residence metropolis. His mom was already celebrating his victory within the ring.
“He has been boxing, putting, for 20 years. I have been doing it for 3 years,” mentioned Paul on BT Sport Field Workplace.
“It was more durable than I anticipated. He’s a tricky opponent. He put up a very good battle.
“He hit me with one actual shot in the entire battle.”
He might subsequent battle Tommy Fury, who beat Anthony Taylor on the undercard.
‘Get a tattoo and we’ll rematch!”
Paul and Woodley argued post-fight over a rematch that hinged on the loser getting a tattoo of the winner’s identify.
Woodley mentioned: “Me and Jake must run it again. I need a rematch. I felt like I received.
“I hit him and the ropes held him up. I landed extra energy photographs.”
Paul dared him: “In the event you get a tattoo ‘I really like Jake Paul’ then we’ll run it again.”
Woodley agreed: “You guess! Make the guess!”
Paul mentioned: “Get the tattoo and we’ll run it again. I’ve received a tattoo artist right here!”